Colbert Calls Out Sen. Warren For Not Answering Question On Raising Middle Class Taxes

Ferlon Webster Jr. | September 18, 2019

Stephen Colbert called out Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren during his late night show Tuesday night over her refusal to answer a simple question: “Are you gonna raise the middle class taxes?”

The question was posed in reference to how Warren would fund “Medicare for All."

When asked, Warren did what most politicians love to do: sidestep the question.

“So, here’s how we’re going to do this,” Warren started. “Costs [taxes] are going to go up for the wealthiest Americans, for big corporations. And hard working middle class families are going to see their costs go down.”

Colbert had to force Warren to admit that she meant taxes as she said the word “costs.”

“But will their taxes go up?” the late night host asked.

“Well, but here’s the thing…” Warren tried to respond.

“No, but here’s the thing,” Colbert interjected. “I’ve listened to these answers a few times before, and I just want to make a parallel suggestion for you about how you might defend the taxes that, perhaps, you’re not mentioning in your sentence.”

Colbert talked to Warren about putting “Medicare for All” in the same light as the public school system, in that, yes, you will have taxes taken for the service but everyone can take part in it.

Warren “accepted” the comedian’s point but still didn't answer his question instead she spoke on how great it will be that no one would have to be left out of this type of health care system. 

“No one has to go bankrupt if we get ‘Medicare for All,’” Warren responded after a long explanation.

A great deal of people might say her “inability” to respond effectively was due to the highly likely fact that the middle class’ taxes would certainly be increased to support such an expensive plan.